So fun! I'm a big Matthew Vaughn fan and this didn't disappoint. I didn't know he directed it going in, but once I googled it I wasn't surprised at all, I'd been comparing it to just the sheer fun-ness of Kickass.
Obviously this wasn't some serious film, and it was definitely a predictable plot, but I tend to judge movies on two things: how well it did what it was trying to do, and entertainment value, so obviously Kingsman succeeded…
I was expecting this to be good, but I'd also heard somewhat mixed reviews, so this blew me away. Should've known it would be excellent. Honestly one of the most unique films I've seen in a while.
I enjoyed that it didn't really make sense; if it did it would be in no way like Pynchon (I haven't read the book but I've read other things by him).
I thought the feel of Pynchon's writing came through really well, from…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This was wonderful, as expected. One thing that was interesting to me was that the "big reveal" that Jackman's character was drowning himself to perform the trick, was obvious for the last half hour or more of the film, but the reveal that Bale's character was a twin was a surprise to me, although I could tell that his "assistant" was in a getup, and didn't look up who the actor was in order to not spoil any surprises. So…